Friday, March 31, 2006

Zombie Articles

Two Zombies Articles
in the
San Francisco Chronicle

From SFGate.com:

It can't get much worse for Hollywood.

Box office receipts are down for the second straight year, with profit margins that will soon be eclipsed by the gumball machine and collectible lunch box industries. Costco is selling television sets that are bigger than some art house movie screens. And the winner of the Best Picture Oscar in 2006 was a film that everyone hated.

The solution couldn't be clearer: Make more movies about zombies.

While the rest of Hollywood sinks into the La Brea tar pits, zombie movies have been enjoying a box office feast matched only by porn and bad superhero films. And even more improbably, these odes to the walking dead have also been extremely good -- somehow satisfying both the horror enthusiast and the Fellini-loving, daylight-hating mainstream movie critic.

Read the whole article here.

And then, also:

Will Viharo, the "mayor" of the Parkway Speakeasy Theater's Thrillville, is a George A. Romero purist. But he points out that there is life beyond "Night of the Living Dead," "Dawn of the Dead," "Day of the Dead" and "Land of the Dead."

After digesting those movies, Viharo recommends the following five films -- all available on DVD -- for a cinematic journey spanning the evolution of the zombie...

Read the rest of this here.

Zombies are the new black.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zombies are the new black what?

02 April, 2006  
Blogger Zombie-A-GoGo said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_new_black

03 April, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

aha..

03 April, 2006  
Blogger Zombie-A-GoGo said...

;)

03 April, 2006  

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